Because laboratories are large consumers of resources and thus present huge opportunities for conservation, a special emphasis for conservation has been placed on laboratory operations through the creation of the CU Green Labs Program in the summer of 2009.
Laboratories are important centers of intellectual innovation and discovery in our society. They also have a large environmental footprint. Facilities Management reported that the 20 major research buildings on campus in FY2009 occupied 22% of campus square footage but were repsonsible for 43% of campus electricty use. CU has approximately 400 laboratories on its Boulder campus. The CU Green Labs Program is working with these labs to promote the efficient use of resources by:
Back row: Dylan Robinson-Ruet '19, Helina Ayalew '17, Panos Smyrnios Dec '17, Catherine Bacon '17, Kathy Ramirez-Aguilar
Front Row: Christina Greever, Haley Evans '19, Ziyu Li '20, Sarah Vander Meulen '17